2023 Call for Small Research Grant Proposals


The Antitrust and Competition Policy Program, the Development Economics Action Research (DEAR) Program and the Globalization and Growth Program of the HKUST Center for Economic Policy are pleased to announce seed research funding opportunities. The grants are intended to support policy-relevant research that in the future can lead to dissemination and dialogue with relevant stakeholders interested in gaining a deeper understanding of economic policy issues. 

The goal of the Antitrust and Competition Policy Program is to provide policy-relevant research insights on antitrust and competition policy issues, focusing on the interactions of business strategies and market competition, as well as the impact of laws and regulations on competition, business strategies, and the general economy. The goal of the DEAR Program is to support rigorous evaluation of policy interventions in developing countries in order to improve development outcomes. The goal of the Globalization and Growth Program is to provide research insights on policies related to international trade, international finance and economic growth. The program is especially interested in the global value chains, the international monetary system, financial globalization, innovation & growth, China’s trade and growth, and the internationalization of the renminbi. Relevance to these program goals and the scientific quality of the proposals will be the main criteria used to assess the applications. 

All HKUST faculty and research staff are welcome to apply for the small research grants. The maximum size of the grants is $75,000 and the maximum duration of the grant is 2 years (with no extensions allowed). Only one proposal per PI will be entertained. 

To apply, please complete the CEP grant proposal form available here and email the completed form and supporting materials to cep@ust.hk. The deadline for proposals is April 18th .Decisions will be announced in May 2023.   


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